Course code DYR204

DYR204 Infection biology and pharmaceutics

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Course responsible: Kristoffer Relling Tysnes
Teachers: Hege Cathrine Mittet Brun-Hansen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring semester. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring semester.
Course frequency: Yearly, 7 weeks every spring
First time: 2015V
Preferential right:
B-DYR
Course contents:

Contents:

  • Haematology
  • Hygiene
  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology  

Teaching in infection biology is an integrated part of six subjects, while pharmacology will be reviewed afterwards. The teaching of bacteriology, virology, parasitology, immunology, hygiene and partly hematology are presented in an integrated manner, and take the form of lectures, practical courses and organized seminars. In addition, students will work on group assignments and present them orally to the rest of the class and teachers. This task is graded as pass / fail. If a group does not pass their presentation must be revised and presented to the teachers again. The teaching of pharmacology is given in the form of lectures, group tasks and review of these.

Learning outcome:

Aim:

Infection biology and pharmacology is an integration of the disciplines hygiene, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, immunology and hematology and pharmacology. The purpose of the merger is to give students an overview of microorganisms that can cause disease, and how the body responds to such infectious agents and provide an understanding of disease development. This is the first systematic approach to illness and disease defenses and form an important foundation for students to understand the manifestations they encounter in clinical medicine. This  represents an important foundation for hygiene and immunoprophylaxis to prevent disease transmission between animals, and between animals and humans. In this block students get an introduction to haematological methodology for implementing practical hematological investigations. Infection biology and pharmacology shall also give students an overview of the most common drugs used to animals and explain the principles for optimal medication management.

Learning outcomes:

After completing the teaching the student should

  • Have knowledge of the main microorganisms (viruses, bacteria and parasites) and knowing how these infects between animals, and furthermore how zoonotic agents can be transmitted between animals and humans
  • Have knowledge about appropriate strategies for sampling and analytical procedures to detect microorganisms in animals.
  • Explain the importance of cleaning, disinfection and hygiene to prevent transmission of infectious diseases between animals, and between animals and humans.
  • Be familiar with the main principles of how the immune system works
  • Be familiar with the most common drugs used in animals

After completing the course the student should

  • Handle animals with infectious diseases and implement hygiene measures to prevent the spread of infection
  • Inform animal owners about vaccination procedures and parasite treatments
  • Handling blood samples in such a way that the results of blood analyzes (hematological, biochemical, immunological parameters) are representative
  • Perform simple analysis to detect endo- and ectoparasites
  • Handle microbiological samples in such a way that the test results are representative
  • Handle pharmacology in a proper manner.
Learning activities:

Teaching in infection biology is an integrated part of six subjects, while pharmacology will be reviewed afterwards. The teaching of bacteriology, virology, parasitology, immunology, hygiene and partly hematology are presented in an integrated manner, and take the form of lectures, courses and organized seminars. In addition, students will work on projects and present them to the rest of the class and teachers. This task is graded as pass / fail. If a group does not pass their presentation must be revised and presented to the teachers again. The teaching of pharmacology is given in the form of lectures, group tasks and review of these.

 

In total the teaching includes lectures, courses, organized study groups with guidance and work on projects, and oral presentation of assignment.

Syllabus:
Literature and learning is on the block home area on Canvas.
Prerequisites:
All subjects earlier in the program are recommended prerequisites.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

It is mandatory laboratory course in hematology, bacteriology and parasitology. These together constitute the 9 course days. It is mandatory to work with project assignments and presentation of these. It is mandatory review of the Study group assignments.

It is permitted 10% absence of justification / medical certificate. In the absence beyond this, the student must attend next year's courses. In special cases it created a customized program. The student will normally take the exam even though not all the mandatory requirements is approved, but it will not be given credits in the subject until all study requirements are approved and examination has been passed.

Assessment:

Written final exam of 4 hours

Permitted aids: None

Grading: Scaled grading

Reduction of credits:
INFLLDP 10 SP
Note:

Equipment requirements:

It will be used a lab coat in laboratory courses in Auditorium 7.

Examiner:
Kristian Ingebrigtsen
Examination details: Skriftlig eksamen og obligatorisk aktivitet: A - E / F